I love and adore you and will listen to you talk about whatever you’re studying at Yale for days on end.
In all seriousness, this book is sometimes too cheesy and others just right. Hadley and Oliver meet on a plane that’s flying to London, share their life story, and a little bit more. Hadley has a lot of issues with his father, which while justified, feel so heavy-handed at times. By the end of the book, everything is corrected and swept under the rug between her and her father, which was really my only big issue. One big messy day doesn’t change a person that much and make them that accepting, but since this book only follows a span of 24 hours, I understand trying to have a happy ending for everyone.
Oliver is all of those things a girl loves in a guy: smart, funny, charming, mysterious enough without putting you off, and British. Accents are always a plus. I found myself more attracted to his character and story, especially since he was such a foil to Hadley. I wish there had been a POV given to his character, if only to flesh the story out more and make you feel the love at first sight idea perspective from both characters.
If you want something quick, short, and sweet, this book is perfect. If anything, it’ll definitely make you want to embrace your encounters with people in airports. ;)
Some people have asked to read the commencement address I delivered this morning to the 2013 graduates of Butler University. So here it is.
My own commencement speaker, who shall remain nameless, began with a lame joke about how these speeches only come in two varieties: Short and bad. This…